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The Agony and the Ecstasy

1965 Rated NR 2hr 18m

Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II (Rex Harrison) in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

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Movie Details

1966 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1966 Academy Award®
  • Best Art Direction Color nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Costume Design Color nominee
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.20:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.